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Sales Graduate

Your Future, Accelerated

Explore global opportunities with an ever-expanding business. Reach the highest levels of the commercial world. Go from being a talented, ambitious graduate to being the future of our company. These are just some of the things that could be in store for you when you join us at DCC.

Who are we?

DCC is a FTSE 100 company operating across four divisions in over 40 businesses across 20 countries. You might be asking yourself why you have not heard of DCC. Each of our businesses operates under their own brand and has local senior management teams. All of our 13,200 employees are bound together by our core values and these define how we operate.

We are a diverse Group which means you will have a wide range of career paths to choose from, now and in the future. We can give you the chance to make an impact in the roles you are in and you will have many challenges and learning opportunities on the programme.

Our intensive programme

As a Sales Graduate, you will be given the opportunity to gain international experience in a fast paced and exciting environment. You will be required to become rapidly acquainted with different business models whilst also developing strong customer relationships and gaining in depth product knowledge.

Few development experiences can match the intensity of the DCC Sales Graduate Programme. Over two years, you'll build up knowledge and skills in different companies, different divisions, and potentially different countries as well.

"My first manager commented on how much he had learned from working so closely with a graduate simply because new ideas and opinions in his small team made a huge difference. The DCC Graduate Programme allows the graduates and businesses to learn from each other". Sales Graduate

Your opportunity to make a real impact from day one

Our businesses are sharply focussed on strong commercial performance. So, you can expect to add real value to the various sales functions you are placed with, while also developing strong customer relationships and gaining in-depth product knowledge.

Get involved in Sales projects

This programme puts you at the heart of the action, introducing you to a diverse range of responsibilities, challenges, and experiences across our global business.

A typical day for our Sales Graduates can include:

  • Building a sales pipeline and meeting strategic growth targets by identifying new business opportunities

  • Developing and implementing strategies in all target accounts

  • Conducting strategic reviews within the customer base

  • Working in conjunction with Sales Managers to develop and implement commercial strategies in order to achieve the business objectives

  • Developing territory management plans that identify and prioritise activities to achieve business goals

  • Working on new product launches by analysing competitors and market size to determine the best possible strategies for growing own business brands

  • Enjoying a team lunch or socialising with colleagues after work

Ongoing development and support

Learning happens in the classroom as well as on the job, and we will also provide funding for you to gain a professional qualification or to pursue language lessons. You will be supported throughout the programme by your Line Manager, a dedicated Coach, a Graduate Buddy, your Graduate Programme Business Contact and of course, the Graduate Programme team.

What we look for

Given the global nature of the programme, it's essential that you are internationally mobile and have the unrestricted right to work in the UK, the Republic of Ireland and within the European Economic Area (EEA). You also need a 2:1 degree (or equivalent e.g. BAC+5) plus strong team-working, communication and relationship-building skills. Your degree can be in any discipline, although ideally it should have some relation to sales.

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